‘Financial Crime Across Disciplines: Global South Perspectives’ Symposium funded by Warwick and Lancaster Law Schools’

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The Global South Dialogue on Economic Crime Network, in collaboration with the Warwick Law School, Lancaster Law School and Liverpool Law School, hosted a 3-day symposium at Scarman Conference Centre on the 17-19 January 2024.

The symposium, generously funded by Warwick Law School and Lancaster Law School welcomed over 40 academics both in-personal and virtually from across the world, including from, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Canada, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Germany, Somalia, the Republic of Turkiye, UK France.

The event organised was organised Dr Joy Malala (University of Warwick), Dr Nkechikwu Azinge-Egbiri (University of Lancaster), Dr Lovina Otudor, Dr Folashade Adeyemo (University of Liverpool) and Chukwuemeka Nwabuzor (University of Warwick), Dr Lovina Otudor (Global South Dialogue on Economic Crime).

The discussions and presentations featured reflected the complexity and multifaceted nature of financial crime in various regions in the Global South and across disciplines. From the insightful analysis of Bangladesh's response to Ponzi schemes to the exploration of anti-money laundering regimes in Indonesia, discussions traversed various landscapes of economic crime. Participants delved into the challenges of regulating cryptocurrency in the Caribbean, and the role of computational linguistics in financial crime investigations. These topics not only highlighted technological advancements but also underscored the need for innovative approaches in how economic crimes are handled.

When asked about the impact of the symposium, organiser Dr Nkechikwu Azinge stated:

“When planning this symposium, we had three things in mind – publication, networking, and career development, all geared towards impact. We are currently working on publishing a Special Issue with the Journal of Economic Criminology, and the symposium was a springboard to align our thoughts while giving room for critical feedback and discussions. Our research output, which will be widely disseminated, will impact stakeholders in the fight against financial crime, particularly enforcement officers, policy, and lawmakers.”

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